SUCH A DEAL. LED ZEPPELIN I - SD 8216-45 - Classic Records / Atlantic - Clarity, SV-P 11 - 4 Disc - 45RPM - Box Set - Unreleased - 200G. Vinyl LP’s - SEALED. This is an unreleased (promo ) Clarity Vinyl Pressing of the Classic Records issue of Led Zeppelin I. A limited amount of copies were produced for in-house and promotional purposes. I WILL MAIL IT TO YOU WITH TENDER LOVING CARE ( super - duper packaging ), INCLUDING USPS TRACKING . I WILL EVEN INSURE IT FOR LOSS AND DAMAGE, WHILE IN THE HANDS OF THE USPS, FOR THE MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE AMOUNT, FOR FREE . WHO ELSE DOES THAT? MAILED FROM LOS ANGELES, CA. ATTENTION: THERE IS A VERY SMALL TEAR IN THE SHRINK WRAP, ON THE TOP RIGHT SIDE, CORNER. YOU CAN SEE IT IN THE LAST COUPLE OF PHOTOS. I AM DISCOUNTING IT FOR THIS REASON. YOU WILL LOVE IT.
Cut at 45RPM for higher sound quality
Single Sided Vinyl
Mastered at Bernie Grundman Mastering from the Original Master Tapes
Includes 1 Production Jacket
Good Times Bad Times / Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You / You Shook Me / Dazed and Confused / Your Time Is Gonna Come / Black Mountain Side / Communication Breakdown / I Can’t Quit You Baby / How Many More Times
Background on Clarity Vinyl Pressings
In 2008, Classic discovered that demagnetizing black vinyl records leads to better sound in playback. The engineers at Furutech in Japan, makers of a commercial record demag machine, explained that the carbon black that was added to PVC record pellets contained trace metal that became randomly magnetized and while spinning below an electro-mechanical transducer (phono cartridge) caused electrical distortion inside a cartridge during LP playback. Hence, demagnetizing a black vinyl record dramatically reduces the electrical distortion and leads to more "Clarity" in playback. Michael Hobson, founder of Classic Records reasoned that if the carbon black were removed then the result should be more Clarity in playback. Working closely with the PVC manufacturer Kenan, Classic developed its own proprietary "Clarity Vinyl" devoid of the problems with trace magnetic particles contained in black vinyl formulas. Clarity Vinyl represents the ultimate in vinyl formulations because it is comprised of over 90% percentage of the highest quality co-polymer available - a key component in vinyl pellets used for manufacturing vinyl records. Further, Clarity Vinyl has no carbon black additive, common in vinyl formulas for LP’s. Carbon Black contains trace metals that become magnetized and cause “electrical distortions” in cartridges during playback that smears the sound. By taking out the Carbon Black, Classic Records is able to dramatically reduce the “electrical distortions” and thus bring more “Clarity” to the playback process, providing a more realistic musical experience to the listener and LP enthusiast.A Clarity vinyl pressing on a flat profile die is the absolute ultimate pressing possible and even a step above the JVC UHQR black vinyl pressings. Not to be missed - you can hear the difference! THIS IS EXTREMELY RARE. IT IS OOP and HTF. IT IS MORE THAN A COLLECTIBLE. IT IS A TRUE INVESTMENT. IT WILL ONLY CONTINUE TO SKYROCKET IN VALUE. IN A FEW YEARS, WHEN YOU SEE WHAT IT IS WORTH, YOU ABSOLUTELY WILL BE “DAZED AND CONFUSED”.